(including A Four day River Crossing Expedition that takes us into the northern Serengeti and offers the best chance of seeing death-defying leaps and heart-wrenching near misses as we spend multiple nights and days at the Mara river with the Wildebeest.)
Join me for a once in a lifetime adventure in 5 of the most spectacular wildlife locations in Tanzania beginning inArusha National Park. This small but beautiful Tanzanian National Park is the closest national park to both the famous Arusha “safari town” (40 km) as well as the Kilimanjaro International Airport. Not only is the animal life in the park abundant, but it is also one of the most beautiful and topographically varied parks in Tanzania. The park is home to Africa's largest giraffe population, and we can also expect to see water bucks, cape buffalo, elephants, blue monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, turacos, trogons, and even the occasional lion or leopard in the right conditions. The park also boasts an incredibly diverse variety of bird-life, making it a popular stop for birding enthusiasts.
Below are a few iPhone shots I took in 2017 of our accommodations.
Next stop will be Tarangire National Park. 'The wild animals in this park differ depending on the season. It is also linked to the fact that Tarangire is just a part of the bigger ecosystem. Many of the animals leave the park during the months of November to May. The game goes back to the Tarangire swamps during the dry season around the months of June to October most especially, the river system. This is noted as the best season hence enjoy the best of animal viewing during your safari visit to Tarangire. We will see large numbers of elephants, wildebeests, and zebras. Also, we expect to see impalas, eland, buffalo, giraffes, Thompson's gazelle, and black rhinos are also thought to be still present in this park. Among the other common animals in the Tarangire are theleopards, lions, hyenas, and cheetah that seem to be popular within the southern open areas. The wild dogs are occasionally seen and there are over 500 species of birds identified in the park including the brightly colored Lovebirds which are in plenty.'
Our next stop will be the Ngorongoro Crater. Ngorongoro is ground zero for a millions-year-old volcano that erupted and left a huge caldera which is now home to more lions and rhinos and wildebeest than you could ever imagine. It is One of the Largest Unbroken Calderas on the Planet (That is Not a Lake), and it contains 55-65 permanent lion residents which is one of the highest densities of lion prides on Earth. There are also 500 bird species including Ostriches, kori bustards, and secretary birds. Over 25,000 Wild Creatures reside in the Caldera including 7,000 wildebeest, 4,000 zebras, 3,000 eland, 3,000 gazelles, 600 hyenae, 200-300 elephants, over 60 lions, 30 rhinos. Needless to say, a Photographers dream!